Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
Jesus said, "Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
~Luke 12:32

Thoughts on today's verse...
Traveling to the book of Luke chapter 12 and beginning in verse 22, helps to put verse 32 in context. Basically, it's saying, "Don't worry!" And that, Girl Friends, is something I have trouble with. Verse 34 sums it all up very nicely, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

I've become so accustomed to the Christian cliche, "Just give it to Jesus!" and I do... for a bit... then I snatch it back and worry about it some more. I know this is a control issue, and frankly I need a "how to" manual on giving it to Him and then just leaving it there! Our most recent ladies Bible Study was entitled, "Living Above Worry and Stress" and one would have thought I'd have gleaned more from it than I did. What I did find in the study were numerous verses that continue to remind and reassure me that the Lord is with me and all that I worry about.

My prayer...
My Lord and my God, please flood my mind with verses from Your Word when I determine that I am going to worry about something! No amount of worry will change the outcome, but a change in my attitude can affect how I react to the circumstance. Especially when I acknowledge that You are in control and nothing, not one thing escapes Your sovereign nature. All things will work to your glory. ~Amen

Yours, because we're His,



  1. I will tell you Tamara the verse that I read when worry is flooding my brain. Luke 12:22-26.When I start to worry too much, my hubby always reminds me of this verse!

  2. Tamara, what an inspiration you are to me. You manage to put into words how I think and feel. You have become a real blessing to me and I thank you for that.
    Have a great weekend....:-) Hugs

  3. Amen! This is something I'm being challenged with these days, and some days it's easy to do than others.

  4. Tamara...There are probably several ways to pick up your award...but this is the way I do it. Right click on the heart on my blog..."Save As"...and save it on your computer (or email it to yourself.) Then, go to your Dashboard...then to "Layout"...then to "Add a Gadget"...then choose "Picture" (about the sixth gadget on the list)...and it will ask you to browse for the photo that you just saved. Browse to your desktop or wherever you saved the photos and follow the steps. Just above where the photo is will be a place for "Title"....type "Warm Heart Award" in that pane...and then click "Done...or "Finish"...I can't remember...(I'm doing this from memory...)It will put the photo at the top of your sidebar. You can actually put your mouse on what you've just added to your sidebar(it will say 'photo') and you can drag it to the bottom if you have other things on your sidebar. If you need more help, let me know. I am headed to my granddaughter's birthday party, but I will be back in later this afternoon. (You might want to copy and print this......almost toooo much info. :)) )
    Smiles from Jackie


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